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After castigating Congress, Trump tries to get leaders behind his agenda

The president used his first official meeting with congressional leaders to gripe.

Minnesota governor collapses during State of the State speech

Mark Dayton struck his head on a lectern during the speech, but colleagues later said he was OK.

Some country club members didn’t want Obama because of Israel policy

Members of a mostly Jewish country club in Maryland have been entangled in a bitter dispute over whether to blackball former President Barack Obama.

Tornado damages 1,000 Mississippi homes

The tornado was part of a powerful storm system that tore across the Deep South over the weekend, killing 20 people.

New York agrees to settlement over summonses that were dismissed

A total of 900,000 summonse had been dismissed on grounds of legal insufficiency.

CDC abruptly cancels conference on climate change and health

The summit was focused on mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate.

Bush leaves intensive care, wife goes home

The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital.

Senate panel narrowly backs Trump’s choice for top diplomat

Rex Tillerson’s bid to be secretary of state won approval from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee.

Trump’s withdrawal from Asia trade deal viewed as boon for China

The move is a blow to former President Barack Obama’s attempt to recenter US foreign policy from the Mideast to Asia.

Group sues Trump, says he violated constitutional ban on foreign gifts

The president on Monday called the suit from a liberal watchdog group ‘‘without merit, totally without merit.’’

Pro-, antiabortion forces see cause for hope after inauguration

Republicans’ desires to restrict abortion were hampered for eight years by the Obama administration.

Supreme Court rejects Texas case on voter-ID requirement

Chief Justice John Roberts signaled interest in hearing the state’s arguments later.

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The big picture

Aboard the bus to the Women’s March

On Friday, Globe staff photographer Jessica Rinaldi traveled to Washington, D.C., with a group from Massachusetts to attend the Women’s March on Washington.

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online

Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on it.

Spicer again says inauguration was most-watched ever

Donald Trump’s press secretary said that if Internet live streams are taken into account, more people watched the inauguration than any other.

Live: Sean Spicer speaks

After railing against the press and lying about crowd sizes, the White House press secretary will host his first official daily press briefing.


Trump revives ban on funding for foreign abortion providers

The regulation has been a political football, instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984.

Barbara Bush discharged, but George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized

Doctors expect the former president to be moved from the hospital’s intensive care unit soon.

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump in Facebook post

Clinton wrote a post defending 10-year-old Barron Trump after he was mocked by some online over inauguration weekend.

Rex Tillerson has Marco Rubio’s vote in the Senate

The Republican senator from Florida said he will support President Trump’s nomination for secretary of State.

Trump vows ‘advantages’ to companies that stay in the US

President Trump repeated a campaign promise to business leaders to cut regulations “by 75 percent, maybe more.”

Trump weighs in on protests around the world

The president said in a Twitter message Sunday that he was “under the impression that we just had an election!”


Size of women’s marches stirs hopes in Democrats

Democrats are trying to figure out what a new mobilization will mean for the fights against Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

Mass. lawmakers find silver lining in 2016 election outcome

Senator Elizabeth Warren is antagonizing the president-elect on everything from his business entanglements to the “disarray” in his transition.

At least 16 die as tornadoes sweep Southeast; floods rage in California

Twelve people were killed in Georgia, and there were four deaths in Mississippi.

Trump aide says he won’t release tax returns, breaking campaign pledge

“We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care. They voted for him,” Kellyanne Conway said.

Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume

United’s domestic flights are on the move again after a computer problem earlier Sunday grounded service.

GOP senators hope to speed Trump Cabinet confirmations

Rex Tillerson received a lift when Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they would support him.

Some question push for tougher penalties for attacking cops

Almost every state already has harsher punishments for assaults or other offenses against police.

Southern Louisiana pipeline draws environmental opposition

The proposed 163-mile oil pipeline would extend across south Louisiana from Lake Charles to St. James.

Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

North Korea announced last year it had detained Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from Ohio.

Former mayor’s Wild West dream heads for courthouse showdown

Prosecutors and his lawyers will begin to pick a jury for Steve Reed’s trial on 112 counts of receiving stolen property.

N.Y. governor seeks $2b to fix some of nation’s oldest pipes

But officials say it will cost $80 billion in the coming years to replace water mains, modernize sewer systems, and remove lead pipes.

Beachfront owners reject US help, pay for own storm barrier

Homeowners in a wealthy New Jersey shore enclave have little faith in the government’s ability to protect them from storms.

1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting during robbery at San Antonio mall

After two suspects fled the store, one fatally shot a “good Samaritan” who tried to stop them before being shot by another man carrying a concealed weapon.


Caution urged on getting flu shots too early

Mounting scientific evidence is raising questions about whether vaccinating people in mid-summer may actually be undermining the effectiveness of the nation’s massive flu vaccination program.

George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital

The former president‘s health continues to improve and his wife will remain hospitalized one more night to be ‘‘closer to her husband.’’

Death toll at least 18 in southeast US from storms

Tornadoes and storms killed at least 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi during the weekend.

Fact check: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

The president’s speech turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his “running war with the media.”

An inaugural speech like — and so very unlike — those before it

The Trump inauguration represented a dramatic departure from the status quo, and so, too, did his inaugural address.

Trump spokesman lashes out at media over inauguration reporting

“These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong,” said Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer.

Trump assures CIA officials ‘I am so behind you’

President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America’s spy agencies Saturday, traveling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, “I am so behind you.”

Shirley Leung

Five memorable moments from the Boston Women’s March

It was a march to remember from political activist Barbara Lee to all the men pretty in pink.

Justice Department opinion backs Trump on hiring of son-in-law

The appointment as a senior White House adviser was found to not violate federal anti-nepotism laws.

Trump aides scramble to file a month of executive actions

Trump plans to take executive action on a nearly daily basis for a month to unravel his predecessor’s legacy.

How Trump’s executive order affects future of health care law

President Trump gave federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure, but Congress would have to repeal it.

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength.

El Chapo’s new home: a jail that held mobsters, terrorists

In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country’s most secure federal lockups — and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Trump on Iraq: ‘We should have kept the oil’

“We should have kept the oil, but, OK, maybe we’ll have another chance,” said the president.